During National Tourism Week May 5-13, CVB staff conducted a sales blitz to generate leads for group and convention business. During the blitz, about 220 people were contacted and 33 potential leads generated.
Show some Springfield hospitality to these groups when they are in our city with a welcome on your marquee.
The annual US Olympic Sports Link is an opportunity for the national governing bodies and those with Olympic interests to meet. This year the US Olympic SportsLink and Assembly was in Colorado Springs. Lance Kettering, executive director of the Sports Commission attended, representing Springfield. The event features opportunities to meet with representatives from the National
Put on by Covey Communications and Sports Events Magazine, the S.P.O.R.T.S. Conference is an annual meeting and symposium for sports executives. I attended this year’s event, representing Springfield. The 2011, self-described, Relationship Conference was in LA…. That’s Lower Alabama (Orange Beach)! The event was in the middle of hurricane season in the middle of hurricane
Part of the process involved in getting groups booked into Springfield is to send sales leads to hotels and meeting facilities. Here are some tips on how to respond and increase the chances your property will be selected by meeting planners.
The 2011 National Association of Sports Commissions Symposium was a great opportunity for networking with sporting event rights holders and learning.
During the second quarter of FY 2010-11, the Group Sales Department made 104 personal sales calls to meeting and group travel planners. In addition, telemarketing calls were made and e-mails and letters sent to 1,386 qualified meeting and group travel planners. As a result of these calls, 20 qualified leads were generated. These qualified leads
In December, I had the opportunity to represent Springfield at the US Sports Congress in Fort Myers, Florida. Despite the record cold weather, yes it was cold in Florida with lows in the upper 20’s; Ft. Myers provided a great setting and environment for the US Sports Congress. Highlights of the conference for me included
Springfield has been selected to host the 2011 Governor’s Conference on Economic Development Sept. 20-23. Springfield hosted the conference in 2007 and delighted to welcome a return visit. University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center will serve as host hotel with Holiday Inn Express for additional guestrooms. Attendance at the 2011 conference is expected to be
Along with working to attract conventions, amateur sports and other group events to Springfield, the Sales Department also provides a wide array of services to groups in the city. Here you will learn about the activities of the Sales Department during the first quarter of FY 2010-11.